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by NicolasB
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires
Replies: 27
Views: 704

Re: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires

Update: So it was the distributor wire! The engine fires right up. I can’t believe I went through all that for something so simple. Now I’m going to check the timing so I can complete the whole tune-up. Thanks guys! I definitely learned more about the ignition system after this haha
by NicolasB
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires
Replies: 27
Views: 704

Re: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires

Wow, I can’t believe I missed this. I think this is where the problem lies...
by NicolasB
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires
Replies: 27
Views: 704

Re: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires

I based the order on how it was set up before I swapped the old wires. I did follow what was mentioned on the manifold (and I think it’s right), but I want to be sure. I also used this diagram for reference. Is this correct?
by NicolasB
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires
Replies: 27
Views: 704

Re: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires

Shoot I’m sorry, I meant spark plug wires.
by NicolasB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires
Replies: 27
Views: 704

Re: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires

Ah okay, that’s a relief haha. So I just replaced the coil with a new one, and still no spark. I checked the plugs again and they are all installed properly (I checked the firing order again to be sure). I also fully charged the battery to see if that did anything, but no luck. Distributor cap and r...
by NicolasB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires
Replies: 27
Views: 704

Re: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires

Yeah it probably wasn’t a good idea to throw it away immediately. Should I buy a new ignition condenser? The original radio doesn’t work and I am only using a portable speaker to listen to music. Does this car also have a ballast resistor? If so, what would it look like? And are Accel Super Stock co...
by NicolasB
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires
Replies: 27
Views: 704

Re: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires

So the new Accel wires do click into the plugs and the boots fit better on the cap than the Blue Standard because of the smaller diameter. The coil that is on the car right now is not the one that was leaking oil (that was the one I threw out months ago), but I did a multimeter test on the newer one...
by NicolasB
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires
Replies: 27
Views: 704

Re: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires

I think I got rid of the old one because it was original and leaking some sort of fluid. At this point I’m thinking of exchanging the Standard Blue Streak wires for ones from Accel (Super Stock Spiral).
by NicolasB
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires
Replies: 27
Views: 704

Re: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires

Yeah I originally replaced it with a high performance coil from my sitting T-Bird, but the slot to insert the ignition wire is too big for the new one.
by NicolasB
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires
Replies: 27
Views: 704

Re: Distributor Cap/Spark Plug Wires

I tried to find some ways to avoid having it touch the tube, but it’s almost impossible. I have to push it further in so the air cleaner can fit in it, but the boot will make a 90 degree angle and have complete contact with it. I also found out that the ignition coil wire doesn’t fit in my coil.

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